Medications for Celiac Disease

The information provided here is meant to give you a general idea about each of the medications listed below. Only the most general side effects are included, so ask your doctor if you need to take any special precautions. Use each of these medications as recommended by your doctor, or according to the instructions provided. If you have further questions about usage or side effects, contact your doctor.

Prescription Medications

In severe cases of celiac disease, corticosteroids (usually Prednisone) are used to help control intestinal inflammation.


  • Prednisone
  • Apo-Prednisone

Prednisone is given to control inflammation of the intestinal lining in severe cases of celiac disease. This medication can be given in tablet or liquid form. It is best taken at the same time (or times) each day. It should be taken with liquid or food to lessen stomach upset.

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Fibromyalgia Medication Efficacy and Side-Effects

This article is an examination of the more commonly used fibromyalgia medications and a few results of recent studies on the effectiveness of the medications in fibromyalgia patients; ways to reduce the cost of your fibromyalgia medication; and appropriate warnings where warranted.

Fibromyalgia is complex. Here at “Living Smarter with Fibromyalgia”, we understand that not everyone will walk the same path when it comes to their approach in treating fibromyalgia and all of its complexities. If you are taking prescription medication for your fibromyalgia, we want to be sure that you are approaching yourfibromyalgia medication the “smarter” way.

If you have had a major surgery in the hospital, you might think that morphine, or other opiates, are your “best friend”. But, did you know that when prescribed for fibromyalgia pain, it helps at first and then slowly turns on us until it actually causes more pain!

Studies have shown this to be a fact. When it happens, you may not even know it’s the opiates that are exacerbating the fibro pain; you may even ask your doctor for a larger dose!

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12 Rules for Parenting a Child with ADHD

Most parents are good parents. But if your son or daughter has attention deficit disorder (ADHD), “good” may not be enough. To ensure that your child is happy and well-adjusted now and in the future — and to create a tranquil home environment — you’ve got to be a great parent.

Fortunately, it’s easier than you might imagine to go from good to great. All it takes is a few small adjustments in your  strategies for parenting a child with ADHD and the way you interact with your child. Here’s what works, and why:

1. Accept the fact that your child — like all children — is imperfect.

It’s not easy to accept that there’s something not quite “normal” about your child. But a child who senses his parents’ resentment — and their pessimism about his prospects — is unlikely to develop the self-esteem and can-do spirit he’ll need in order to become a happy, well-adjusted adult.

“For a child to feel accepted and supported, he needs to feel that his parents have confidence in his abilities,” says Ken Brown-Gratchev, Ph.D., a special education instructor at Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Oregon. “Once parents learn to look at the gifts of ADHD — things like exceptional energy, creativity, and interpersonal skills — they can see the shine inside their child.”

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Emotional Abuse and Your Partner With BPD

If you have a partner with borderline personality disorder (BPD), it’s likely that you have experienced times when your partner has said things that were extremely hurtful, maybe even cruel. A person does not have to have BPD (or any other mental disorder, for that matter) to know just how to push their partner’s buttons, but for the partners of those with BPD, the emotional outbursts tend to be more frequent and, ultimately, more harmful, both to you as the non-BPD partner and for your relationship as a whole.

“Emotional abuse” is any kind of behavior that is meant to control another person through the use of fear, humiliation, or physical assault. It can range from verbal attacks to more subtle forms of manipulation, intimidation, and the inability to be pleased, no matter what you do for them.

People who are emotionally abused have a slow erosion of self-esteem, self-confidence, and sense of self-worth. They begin to question their own thoughts and ability to judge a situation accurately, because their abuser is constantly telling them they are wrong. Eventually, the person being abused feels so worthless that they decide no one but the abuser would want to be in a relationship with them, so they stay. Their worst fear is being alone.

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Obtain Relief from Peripheral Neuropathy by Using Natural Remedies

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition which describes damage to the peripheral nervous system, which transmits information from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. This can result in pain, loss of feeling, and inability to control muscles. As with any other condition, there is no “one size fits all” remedy for those suffering from this malady and treatment may vary depending on the cause and severity. However, many individuals find relief using natural remedies.

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects people in every walk of life. It is estimated that 20 million Americans and 60% of diabetics suffer from this disorder. There are hundreds of different kinds of neuropathy, the symptoms of which include burning, tingling, weakness, numbness, paralysis, and dull to excruciating pain – especially in the extremities.

Although many neuropathies have no known causes, neuropathy is often associated with another condition. Examples are: Diabetes, HIV, shingles, toxins, autoimmune disorders, neurological conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome, and malnutrition. Statin drugs and chemotherapy can also cause neuropathy.

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The Cyclical Ketogenic Diet: True Fat Loss

In recent media, low carbohydrate diets have been THE fad for almost everybody in America wanting to lose weight. From your secretaries, elementary school teachers, and desk clerks, to bodybuilders, models, actresses, and athletes.

However, there is a huge difference between those who follow an Atkins plan and those who follow a cyclical ketogenic diet (CKD). Atkins is a low carb plan for those who are quite sedentary, walk maybe 3 times a week at the most, and just follow normal everyday activities. So forget Atkins here. The CKD is for those who’s main concern is true fat loss and muscle preservation—muscle for sports and high intensity activities.

My opinion for those who practice Atkins is that while they do lose fat, there is much water loss and most importantly muscle loss. Something we athletes do not want. A CKD is a true fat loss diet that works undeniably, if followed properly and strictly. Yes, low carb diets can be hell at first, but after two to three weeks, there have been anecdotal reports from many dieters that the cravings for carbohydrates decrease. This route to fat burning is unlike any traditional diet all the low-fat diet authors and FDA people have been advocating in history.

I got turned onto this diet a few years back when I got tired of cutting fat and still not being able to lose those last percentage points of bodyfat without losing hard earned muscle. I would start a low-fat diet, and be a either a social misfit (not going out with my friends to party or not going out to eat). Or in the worse case, feel so deprived of delicious junk foods I missed and bail out on the diet all together. One advantage to this diet is that there is no true restrictions on food. One may eat anything labeled a “food”! Well, almost. I’ll explain later.

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My Day with AS

I was misdiagnosed for about 7 years and told there was nothing wrong with me and needed to see a psychologist. I knew my own body and knew that something was wrong with me. I eventually got diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis in 1980. By this time l was in excruciating pain and unable to move because of the unbearable pain.

After a lot of hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and medications l was starting to manage my ankylosing spondylitis

I was medically retired from local government in 1999 as unfit for work. Since then l have not improved, l have deteriorated. I live a life of pain and discomfort but struggle on the best l can. When you live with a chronic condition and constant pain you will find your own coping skills to manage the best you can. I will give you an example of my daily life living with ankylosing spondylitis.

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Scoliosis can seem unbearable – but there are ways to manage the pain

Today is Scoliosis Awareness Day. For some scoliosis sufferers, this is a pretty accurate description of most days. In fact, it’s often hard to think about anything else.

I first became aware of a pain in my back around four years ago. I had been unwell for almost a year after losing a lot of weight unexpectedly, and in a very short space of time, and I reasoned that my spine was merely struggling to adjust to my new frame.

It was a strange sort of pain. Not a dull ache, but a raw and lively pang that lasted for days and days. If you think of the spine as a railway track running harmoniously in a straight line, each vertebra in perfect parallel to the next, mine felt like someone had cack-handedly rearranged the sleepers and then attempted to make good by slotting in a couple of extra ones at awkward angles. In all, it was upsetting the general sense of calm in my back, creating a nasty sensation of bones grinding together. It was a twisting-and-turning, bone-on-bone, pestle-and-mortar sort of feeling.

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How to get treated for the ‘suicide disease’, Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) is considered by many to be among the most excruciatingly painful conditions known to man that causes a sudden, sharp and stabbing pain to one side of the face. The pain cannot be described in words and yet many sufferers express it by using their imagination as someone giving them an electric shock or blasting a bomb on their face. Since it is a chronic condition of acute, ‘out of the blue’ episodes of unbearable and agonising pain, countless people, out of sheer frustration have committed suicide before treatments (and cure) were discovered. That is the reason why it is also known as ‘The Suicide Disease’.

An estimated one in 15,000 people suffers from trigeminal neuralgia, but in all likelihood, the numbers may be significantly higher due to frequent misdiagnoses. (Read more about the disease in Part 1 of this series: Know about Trigeminal Neuralgia, the suicide disease.)

To understand the treatment process better, we spoke to Dr Jaydev Panchwagh, an eminent Neurosurgeon from Pune (Maharashtra) with special interest in treating Trigeminal Neuralgia. For the last 12 years it has been his mission to take brain & spine surgery to the masses. Here’s what he had to say:

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How to hire neurodiverse people

Over the past year, employers from every section of society have been redoubling their efforts to promote diversity and inclusion. Brands across the UK are successfully breaking down the barriers around gender, ethnicity, disability and sexuality. However, for the most part their efforts have stopped short of promoting neurodiversity.

Neurodiverse conditions encompass dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) and autism, including Asperger’s syndrome.

This means that neurodiveristy is by no means a rarity. Some 10% of the population have dyslexia, a learning difficulty that can result in problems with reading, writing and spelling. Of those, 4% are severely affected, according to the British Dyslexia Association.

Dyscalculia, characterised by impairments in learning basic arithmetic, processing numbers and performing accurate calculations, is thought to affect 5% of the population. The British Dyslexia Association reports that this number rises to 25% when the definition is widened to “mathematical learning difficulties”.

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